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CEFTUS Spoke at Bath University’s Middle East Awareness Society

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George Dyson, Head of Research at CEFTUS, spoke at an event organised by Bath University’s Middle East Awareness Society, about the failed coup in Turkey this summer. George explored the impact of the failed coup on Turkish society at the event, entitled “Does military power still play a crucial role in the politics of the […]

CEFTUS Roundtable ‘Post-Coup Turkey’

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10th October 2016, Impact Hub Westminster at New Zealand House This Centre for Turkey Studies roundtable was chaired by Dr Janroj Keles of Middlesex University and featured Mr Mehmet Emin Ekmen, former MP for the Justice and Development (AK) Party. The discussion was translated by George Dyson. Mr Ekmen offered a three-stage discussion of the events. […]

Turkish News Weekly Briefing 15th-22nd August 2016

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By Andrew Leech At 9.20am local time last Thursday, emergency services rushed to the police headquarters in Elazığ, Eastern Turkey. They were called after a massive explosion tore through the building where officers desperately searched through the debris for their colleagues. Three officers were reported killed by the blast with 146 injured (1). The attack […]

Turkish News Weekly Briefing 8th-14th August 2016

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By Andrew Leech This week in Turkey began with a phenomenal rally on Sunday 8th unprecedented in Turkish history, which much more than a million people attended to express support for their elected government almost a month after a failed coup attempt against it. For the first time in years Turkey’s president, ruling party and two opposition parties […]

Westminster Debate ‘Turkish Democracy Today: Yet Another Test of ‘Democracy without Democrats’ Hypothesis’

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  This public forum was kindly hosted and co-chaired by Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP for Aberavon. Keynote speaker was Dr Yilmaz Esmer, Professor of Political Science at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul. The event was held on 24 May 2015, in the House of Commons and it focused on the idea that a strong correlation exists between citizens’ mindsets and […]

Professor Dr Yilmaz Esmer

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Westminster Debate ‘Turkish Democracy Today: Yet Another Test of ‘Democracy without Democrats’ Hypothesis’ Professor Dr Yilmaz Esmer received his B.A. degree from Yale and his Ph.D. from Stanford Universities in the US. His research and publications focus on political culture, comparative values, religion (Islam in particular) and politics, voting behaviour, and Turkish society and politics. […]

Support CEFTUS Events on Crowdfunder

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS), as a not-for-profit organisation, would like to organise future Debates and Community Gatherings where anyone interested in Turkey may benefit. CEFTUS is a civil society organisation and we would like to do more of what we have done so far; organise debates and community gatherings with keynote speakers from […]

4 March 2014 News Roundup

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  The reverberations of the wiretapping scandal of PM Erdogan dominated the news this week. The new bills on HSYK, Turkish National Education and the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) caused various reactions within the country. The Human Rights Association revealed shocking statistics regarding human rights violations in 2013. While Turkey’s energy dependency is expected to […]

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CEFTUS is seeking a new Coordinator

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) founded in 2011 with the support of former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is seeking a new Coordinator to help with administrative tasks and event organisation, and to provide some research assistance. CEFTUS, which celebrated its 5th anniversary in October 2016, organises public forums and roundtable events, fundraising and networking receptions […]

CEFTUS New Team Meeting

  June 2013 The London based Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) continues to grow. The centre’s new team came together in June to discuss short and long term plans. The Centre for Turkey Studies, with a view to implementing a more institutional structure, has started working together with current and new members of different professions […]

CEFTUS 5 Year Review

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Would you like to become a member of CEFTUS or donate? We provide a voice for the entire Turkish-speaking community in the UK at a governmental level, and we have helped raise the profile and improve the perception of the community. We foster lively debate around issues affecting Turkey and the diaspora, challenging preconceptions. Our […]